Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Papertake Weekly - Something Different

Happy Tuesday everyone! Hope your week is off to a fantastic start! We're supposed to be WINDY here today. YUCK! I don't mean breezy...it's always breezy here in Reno. We're talking windy, windy, windy. The losing shingles kind of windy. So hopefully it won't do too much damage. Well enough about the weather. :) With the arrival of Tuesday, that means it's time for a new challenge from Dawny at Papertake Weekly. This week, she is asking everyone to do something different, and since it's the last Tuesday of the month, we're being sponsored by the fabulous Simon Says Stamp! Whether it be a different type of fold for your card, a different technique, different colors than your norm, whatever. It doesn't matter as long as it's something different for you. Me? I chose shabby chic! I hope I accomplished it. I sure did try, anyway.

The teapot was cut with my Cricut Expression using the Dreams Come True cartridge. I cut out several and layered the pot three deep and the handle and spout two deep, all with dimensional tape between them. I took my scissors to the edges and used lots of Cat's Eye Jumbo Java chalk ink around the edges.

The gorgeous lace and ribbon is from Stamp and Create, the tea stamp is from Magnolia-licious, the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the papers are Nitwit Buds n Blossoms, and the leaves are made with the Martha Stewart frond punch. I tied a piece of twine around the handle of the teapot and looped it around and tied the other end throught the tea stamp. I wanted to simulate a tea bag. I finished it all off by using some Kaiser flat backed pearls.


Because of the dimension, I also made an envelope box to hold it. So what do you think? Did I accomplish the shabby chic look? Please be sure and hop over to Papertake Weekly to see what fabulous creations the rest of the design team came up with. Then grab your paper, your glue, and then figure out what "something new" you've been wanting to do. We'd love to see it, and you just might win a prize! Thanks for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

62 comments :

Nancy said...

omg!! I can't believe I'm first...woohoo...I totally love this set girlie!!! The paper looks like it's quilted too..another awesom creation from you!!! Hugs my friend!!

Lorraine A said...

fabulous card Sharon :-) I love the teapot and thye papers and embellies are all perfect :-) You definitely rocked the Shabby Chic look :-) Love the box too :-)

Luv
Lols x x x

Pink Blossom Creations said...

I want that teapot... am loving this card and the colourways.
It's lovely
Caroline x

Sandra said...

this is wonderful! Great job!
Sandra

CelticWoman said...

Oh Sharon, I adore that tea pot and those patterned papers are just perfect. Hugs

Judi said...

Hi Sharon

This is LOVELY. I wouldn't normally consider a card based around a teapot, but you've done a FANTASTIC job, LOVE IT!

Judi xx

Vicky said...

This is beautifully, so elegant.

Nancy said...

Oh Sharon what a beautiful card! I love the design papers and the beautiful flowers and bow! Beautiful card and box.
Hugs,
Nancy

FitterTwit said...

That is seriously wonderful!!! :)

Monique said...

Wow, your card is gorgious Sharon ! Beautifull colours.
Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog :)).

Hugs Monique

MarieL said...

Love it Sharon, absolutely gorgeous.

Crayola58 said...

Sharon, this is just fantastic. I love teapots, and the colors and ribbon just absolutely make this card.
Love it. A LOT. Hugs.
Carole

Stampin Mindy said...

Sharon, this is GORGEOUS! I love that tea pot and the tag is perfect. Such an elegant card. I love all of your embellishments too. Hugs!

Jodie from Oz said...

Sharon, Gorgeous card, love the pretty papers, reminds me of an english tea party, would be perfect for an afternoon tea invitation. You do shabby chic very well. Love the lace and ribbons, and the envelope box is just perfect. A really beautiful gift set. Have a great week. hugs Jodie from Oz

Pam said...

Being the teapot/cup lover that I am this is soooooo darling! I love it! You creative genius YOU!
Hugs,
Pam

Sue from Oregon said...

OH Gramma...so very lovely!

LINDA said...

I love yur pink teapot it is soo very cute
Linda J.W.

Tammy said...

This is just beautiful.........love all the layering as well. Such pretty colors!(pink is my fave.)
smiles...Tammy

Shirley N said...

This is beautiful Sharon, love your colors! Your ribbon and flowers are gorgeous too!

Shirley N said...

This is beautiful Sharon, love your colors! Your ribbon and flowers are gorgeous too!

Regina Easter said...

this little tea pot sharon is so adorable...i love it girl..hugs

My Little Space said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sharon, I think you have deffinitely accomplished the shabby chic look!

Mandy
x

JAN said...

perfect card just stunning delightful and fabulous

Christina C. said...

Wow, Sharon, this card really is unique and totally gorgeous. You did an outstanding job on this one.

Wedgie said...

What a gorgeous card...very girlie! I love the colours you've used.

Wedgie xxx

Mina said...

wow Sharon this is stunning, it looks embrioidered its so gorgeous...think I will do another wow lol
Mina xxx

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! Great job doing something out of your comfort zone.

Annie said...

wow this is stunning! I love that pretty teapot and the soft colours.
hugs, annie x

bluucaca said...

WOW this is very gorgeous love it . love the colors in it also

Danni said...

Wow!! Gorgeous!! What a fabulous job you did!

Sandra said...

Love the paper piecing!! Very, very pretty card!!

marsha said...

This is so, so gorgeous! I love the paper piecing, what a fabulous design!

Hugs, Marsha

CraftyC said...

I saw this on the challenge blog Sharon, and it really took my eye. Totally love the papers and the cartridge looks fab, I love the teapot. Stunning!
Clairex

Aussie Loz said...

I think this is gorgeous Sharon! Love the DP! ♥

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Beautiful! Luv all the pretty papers.

xoxo,
Lori

PeggyLovesVintage said...

Wow! How cool is that. Love the teapot from the pics it looks like it's quilted. Great job sis!

debby4000 said...

WOW this is stunning, love that gorgeous teapot.
luv
Debby

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Hi Sharon!! I haven't stopped by in ages . . . sorry about that! Gorgeous card, but would I expect anything less from you? Truly beautiful with all of the dimension! I hope you're doing well! Take care! :)

Bobbi said...

Gorgeous card. My aunt would love this, she collects teapots. TFS

"Um Buggin" said...

Beautiful card Sharon! I love the teapot, and yes my dear you accomplished the shaby chic look. And you did it very well I must add. Just too adorable my friend, I have missed you lately.

Hugz, xx

~L~

Bella and Aidee Mom said...

Sharon,
This is so cute...Miss ya...Thanks for confirming me on facebook...Krista Norman

Tracey said...

This is simply gorgeous Sharon!! I love it!!

Sorry I haven't been by lately. Things are hectic. I hope you are well! xx

Donna said...

Absolutely beautiful card Sharon, the teapot is brill and I love your little tag, it's so sweet! I love that you've made a matching box for this card...a beautiful keepsake too! Thank you for the lovely welcome back on my blog...it's great to be back! :) Donna x

Peggie said...

What a lovely card. Really, really pretty.

Julia Moss said...

Sharon, your card is just perfect...love everything about it. So sweet.

monica said...

Sharon,
Beautiful card--you nailed it. Really shabby chic--love all the papers too.Love the tag and flowers and of course your bow with the flower is perfect!!
Hugs Monica M

sandy said...

I tell you Sharon - this card is exactly my cup of tea!
Sandy D

Craftyanny said...

oh my word, this is an adorable card Sharon, truly stunning
Anne x

Melodie said...

Wow, your card is fantastic, great idea.
Hugs
Melodie

Jeri said...

Hi Sharon--I've been off traveling in Hawaii & California and haven't had a chance to comment on your beautiful cards in awhile. I absolutely adore this card (of course, I'm a teapot lover). Love that little tag, it looks just like a teabag hanging out of the pot. Well done, as always.

PBrown9624 said...

What a sweet card. Love that teapot & how you used the small stamp for a tea bag! Also like the "shabby chic" look!
Hugs~
Pam Brown

Alice said...

Lovely and sweet!!
Alice

Anna-Lotta said...

The card is so beautiful... love the cute teapot.
Have a wonderful weekend. :)

Nancy said...

WOW what an amazing card, Sharon:O) I love every little detail, gorgeous work!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Nancy;O)

DonnaMundinger said...

Perfectly shabby and oh so chic, Sharon! I LOVE this card! xxD

chrilvian said...

i like your candy, i like wags n whiskers.....
i have a blinkie on my blog

Handmade by Vivi said...

this card is just stunning Sweetie.. your are so talented.. your card does even need to have a stamped image to look gorgeous!! I just love to see yours creations.. they are so inspiring... Thank you!!!

Big hugs to you!!

Vivi

Davi said...

Wow that is a stunning card and envelope!! The teapot looks so real and love that tag!!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

I love it!!!!!!!! Wow, Sharon.........you really put together a beautiful & unique card. I just love it.
Huggies ~
Sharron ♥

craftycj2 said...

Wow such a beautiful card. The colors are great and the paper you chose are simply grand. I love tea pots but have never thought of putting them on a card.

Hugs
Clara jean Hogan

Kelly said...

OMG Sharon...this is fabulous! I love the paper. I may have to scraplift this for my sister in law who collects tea pots.

Pam said...

I love this card! I have teacups & teapots all over my kitchen (on a border)The Maggie tag goes perfectly. The paper you used is fabulous too. What a great card. Can you tell me do you use the pattern for the envelope box off ScorePal or do you have an easier way. Joyce and I were trying to figure it out for the 6 x 6 card last night. We gave up for the evening.) We were on the phone and Joyce was doing the measuring so it is all her fault we couldn't figure it out. LOL! I am going to give it a try today. YOurs turned out perfectly. I am jealous. lol.
big hugs,
Pam